So After I spent much of my morning at the Hella Flush meet, I had to catch up on another of my favorites, Hawaiian Barbecue. Chicken katsu, rice, macaroni salad, and of course lots of Sriracha, so good! Best of all, the portion size is ridiculous! Someone needs to open one of these in Austin for me!
L & L BBQ – Chicken Katsu
Of course, me being too lazy to take out my camera, I missed out on taking pictures of a big portion of my day. I hit up House of Hoops at the Beverly Center. Then made my way to HUF, Supreme, Flight Club, Stussy, Sportie L.A., Diamond Supply, The Grove, and a mess of others. The Seventh Letter/Known Gallery has one of the better setups I’ve seen for a retail/gallery. Much props to these guys for their setup, i thought it was cool to be able to look at gear, and then wonder through what seemed like and endless gallery on the back side of the spot. I also liked the setup at Hall of Fame too, best fitteds spot i’ve been to by far. My only complaint was that there was a shortage of black and orange at pretty much every spot I went, at least in my size.
I can’t really remember where I headed after that, other than hitting Coffee Bean again. This is where actually using my camera would have come in handy.
Sunday morning (after spotting Airon’s idol near, you guessed it, Coffee Bean again!) I headed back to Santa Monica, and checked out the Undefeated location there. Then I came across what has to be one of Mike’s long lost relative, with their Blazers paraphiznalia draped over their windows…
Mike, you know them?
I decided to just chill and spend the rest of my time low key and enjoying the ocean. I hit up Fatburger one more time, this time going for the Turkey Burger combo. I headed towards Redondo Beach just to get some new scenery.
There was some entertaining Doves chillin’ with me…
Girls apparently play hard to get in every species.
Acting like she isn’t interested.
…and then my lil homie that chilled with me the entire time, he was just enjoying the ocean breeze like I was. Here’s to seeing the beauty though the smog…
This picture makes me thankful for so many things.
I finished off the day by grabbing the family favorite, Round Table Pizza, lucky for me, there were two TV’s in the place. I was able to see the Giants game(and a win at that!) for the first time this season, and on the “other” big tv, was some basketball game, some teams from Boston and Orlando I think. Just kidding, that was a great game.
Pepperoni, Mushroom, Black Olive. Definitely my favorite.
Luck? Or God just looking out for his lil homie?
Overall an incredible trip, I can’t wait to do it again! More pictures (and full size pics) can be seen on Flickr. Now that I’ve eaten all that unhealthy food, time to get back on it at the gym this week!
Thanks to Matt and Allison, I was lucky enough to make a trip to Southern California recently to attend a Nike Training Event. Not only did I learn a lot about the history of Nike Training, and the latest Trainer 1, I met some great people as well. It was an incredible experience, and one I will never forget.
After the event concluded on Friday, I had some free time. Hoping to meet up with friends and family, my stay was extended to Monday morning. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to connect with anyone, so I decided to take in as much as possible of those things I miss so much about California. After picking up my blingin’ gold Focus rental car, I started by hitting up Coffee Bean, you know I can’t ever get enough of those Cafe Vanilla’s.
Friday night I hit up Undefeated’s Silver Lake location for the release of their latest release with Converse. Met some hella cool people, who knew from my lingo that I wasn’t quite a SoCal native. Shout out to Jimmy for the kindness, I’ll be hitting you up my next time in town. I miss these kind of events, cool people, drinks, music and a chill time for everyone.
Undefeated Silver Lake
Undefeated Silver Lake
Of course after that, (following another quick stop at Coffee Bean on Sunset) I had to go pretty much straight to the late night spot, and get some Fat Burger! Fat Deal with Skinny Fries is how I do it… It was a good day.
Fatburger…Fat Deal, Skinny Fries Please!
Full and ready for rest I ended up near here…
Santa Monica Pier
The next morning, I was able to hit up the Hella Flush meet in Santa Monica/Venice, so with Cafe Vanilla in hand, I snapped a few pictures. You can see them here. The meet was nice, a good turn out, and definitely a variety of cars to keep everybody interested, and nearly all of them Hella Flush!
Phaze2 Scion Hella Flush
All this talk of food has got me hungry so this will have to be continued…